Pool Deck Question. Marble and slipping? or even travertine and slipping

thadhunter

Member
Jan 25, 2018
9
maryland
The marble pavers have the greys my wife wants. Anyone have put this on their deck? I assume we need to sand blast the marble to get it rough enough for not slipping. Just looking for anyones thoughts on the slipping and these surfaces. Thank you guys so much you have always answered my questions.
 

jza1736

Silver Supporter
Apr 21, 2017
536
Greenlawn, NY
We are thinking about using marble too. Make sure you get tumbled or sand blasted and you will have to seal them.

These are tumbled Tahoe blue and Afyon
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jza1736

Silver Supporter
Apr 21, 2017
536
Greenlawn, NY
It's tumbled and not slippery. It's actually very easy on the feet.

I sealed it with an impregnate sealant. It did not change the color or texture of the stone. Hopefully that will help with staining
 

jza1736

Silver Supporter
Apr 21, 2017
536
Greenlawn, NY
Dry treat stain proof original
Great reviews and supposed to last about 15yrs

I did it myself, and it has a few area with streaks. I would say to have it done by somebody professional.
 

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jza1736

Silver Supporter
Apr 21, 2017
536
Greenlawn, NY
Thank you. We love the lighter color also. We had a choice of the Afyon or the Tahoe. But in person I think the Tahoe looks really dark. IMO.
 

sehrmude

Bronze Supporter
Aug 21, 2017
192
Tampa, FL
I have 'shellstone' travertine - it has oyster shells (naturally I assume) imbedded in the rock. It is not sealed, is not slippery and the best part is it doesn't get HOT with full Florida sun. I haven't had any pool parties yet - no accidents of any type - so I am not 100% sure about staining.
 

JHCB

Active member
Jul 27, 2020
35
Orlando
I know this is an old thread, but
Yes we did, and we love how they came out
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I know this is an old thread but just curious how you are liking your marble pavers? Have you had any issues with any rust staining coming through? They look beautiful.
 

dolphin123

New member
Feb 6, 2021
1
Fl
I was wondering if you are still happy with your pool deck marble. Was it marble afyon sandblast? My contractor said sandblast is really bad for decks as it chips a lot and stain when too light. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated since you have it for over 3 years.
 
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